Current projects

Intuition and the conjunction fallacy

This research is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and aims to explore the circumstances in which faster thinking is more logical than slower deliberative thinking, using the innovative methodology initially reported in Villejoubert (2009). It involves a series of six experimental studies designed to provide evidence that logical considerations do not always require a higher … Continue reading Intuition and the conjunction fallacy

Motors of vaccination decisions and vaccination advocacy

This project aims to better understand the levels of autonomous drive towards vaccination and vaccination advocacy employees of a vaccine manufacturer  and among health care professionals. This project has received funding from Sanofi-Pasteur and from the research capability fund in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University. In recent years, public opinion … Continue reading Motors of vaccination decisions and vaccination advocacy

The effect of interactivity and transfer in insight problem solving

This research aims to investigate whether manipulating interactivity levels would have an effect on performance in an insight problem. The information-processing model has traditionally described problem solving as an activity where progressive moves are made towards a solution by journeying through a problem space (Newell & Simon, 1972). More recently, Ohlsson (2011) suggested that working … Continue reading The effect of interactivity and transfer in insight problem solving

Career decisions over the increasing lifespan

This project aims to explore the circumstances and evolving preferences and perspectives which influence career decision-making processes over the growing lifespan.   For more than a century career guidance has aimed to match people normatively to jobs early in their careers. Career development patterns were depicted as largely pre-determined, mirroring an individual’s social background and … Continue reading Career decisions over the increasing lifespan